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BOOKSTORE HAS SHORTAGES

BOOKSTORE HAS SHORTAGES

Chau Le

January 27, 2014

Empty bookshelves are driving De Anza College students across the street and online to procure their textbooks this quarter. A combination of East Coast ice storms, winter holidays, and bugs in the Banner online accounting system have left students in short supply, but the bookstore is determined...

Enrollment drop leads to canceled classes

Enrollment drop leads to canceled classes

Hina Ahmed, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2014

Winter quarter enrollment at De Anza College fell by about 2 percent compared to Winter 2013, and contributed to the cancellation of up to 128 classes. The total head count of students for the Winter 2014 census was 21,311, compared with 21,711 students the previous winter quarter, according to the...

De Anza College students prefer bookstore rentals to buyback

De Anza College students prefer bookstore rentals to buyback

Li Wei Shih

January 27, 2014

The De Anza College Bookstore provides students two options for purchasing textbooks. One is to pay the full price for the book and have ownership of it. The other is to rent the book and return it by the end of the quarter. Renting books runs as a cheaper option for most students. “I rent...

Scholarship applications due soon

Scholarship applications due soon

Leticia Castro, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2014

Scholarships can be the answer to many students’ financial questions involving tuition, class fees, and jobs. Scholarships are available for students of every background. On the De Anza College scholarship website, there are 112 to choose from, including some that apply to specific demographics. “I’ve...

REVIEW: PS4 CONSOLE

REVIEW: PS4 CONSOLE

Abraham Abundis, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2014

The video-game question on most people’s minds is: PS4 or Xbox One? The PS4 is a console aimed towards gaming, while the Xbox One aims to be an all-in-one entertainment center that hooks up to cable boxes. I chose the PS4 over the Xbox One. There are some aspects I like about it, but some...

Online classes not revolutionary

Online classes not revolutionary

Krystal Alvarado, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

There are many things you can and should do online. Taking online classes is not one of these things. After taking one online class, I would never take another unless I absolutely had too. As a student at De Anza College with a job and a kid, the moment I heard about online classes I jumped at...

Addiction to social media dominates lives

Addiction to social media dominates lives

Jeff Facun, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2014

Imagine a scenario where a group of friends sits down at a restaurant, and instead of talking, they pull out their phones and text or plays games instead of talking to one another. This scenario has become socially acceptable because students are obsessed with cellphones and social media. Accessing...

Dons pound panthers in blowout victory

Dons pound panthers in blowout victory

Jeff Facun

January 26, 2014

The De Anza College women’s basketball team cruised to a 76-21 victory over the visiting Hartnell Panthers on Friday Jan. 17. The Hartnell Panthers played with only six players, a predicament that put them at a disadvantage the whole game against the Dons. Substituting was at a premium for them...

49ers Season Recap

Jacob Sisneros, Sports Editor

January 26, 2014

The San Francisco 49ers’23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Jan. 19 was a sour end to a great season. In fact, the last three seasons have been bittersweet for the Niners as they have reached the playoffs in all three seasons, but failed to win a Super Bowl. Many Niner fans are probably...

Review: “Her” engages, exceeds expectations

Review: “Her” engages, exceeds expectations

Adrian Discipulo, Freelance Photographer

January 24, 2014

“Her” is worth watching for Spike Jonze’s eccentric approach to science fiction and romance, featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson. With the imminent divorce from his emotionally departed wife lingering, Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) finds himself alone amid a world intricately entwined...